Regular Produce vs Organic – My Organic Life Journey

Recently I posted a blog called, Summer Veggies and Fruit – The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen.  I received feedback concerning the use of pesticides on fruit and vegetables and the expense of buying organic.

There are many good reasons why organic produce is more expensive than non-organic.  I’ve chosen just a few:

  1.  no chemicals = more labor – conventional farms use chemicals and synthetic pesticides which gets the job done faster.  The organic farmers have to hire more help for tasks such as hand weeding.
  2.  demand overwhelms supply -“Retail sales of organic food rose from $3.6 billion in 1997 to $21.1 billion in 2008, according to the USDA, and 58 percent of Americans claim they prefer to eat organic over non-organic food. However, organic farmland….

Source: Regular Produce vs Organic – My Organic Life Journey